Bullwinkle Tower Climber's Log

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MMclimbhigh - Nov 9, 2015 11:12 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015

West Chimney  Sucess!

Fun little outing. Perfect combination of Elephant Butte, Owl Rock and Bullwinkle. Watch out for that summit rock.....it won't last much longer ;)


SawtoothSean - Mar 30, 2014 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2014

Off Width  Sucess!

Made it up. The first little slab move I thought was easy to base of chimney, but the off width body jam still gave me issues, but then again I have a tendency to fight chimneys. Made it up. Great views and fun little climb.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 23, 2014 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Fun off-width  Sucess!

Led the west chimney. The so called 5.6 crux at the base of the route was very easy for me since I am tall lol. The off width chimney was fun and easy once you figure out the correct way to make the moves! Took protection quite well actually. Summit is awesome. Kessler cleaned my lead and did great.


Kessler - Jan 21, 2014 9:29 am Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2014

Bullwinkle  Sucess!



SawtoothSean - Jan 15, 2014 11:31 am Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013


Did this after Elephant Butte. Humbled by the offwidth body crack.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 10, 2013 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

Nice little summit  Sucess!

Nice little lead, I did not place much gear, used #6 cam right at the start of the crack (more really to protect my belayer in a case of fall), a little higher up #5, and then #2. I did sling a wedged rock inside the chimney. The chimney felt pretty tight. You want to climb more out of the chimney, deep in it is super tight.
The anchors at the summit are two loose bolts, one has a chain on it, the other one a link for rappel.
4/24/17 - anchors better, single bolt, but back up with a sling over a huge boulder. Fun climb with Dow and my 9 year great niece.

utclimber - May 19, 2012 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2011

West Chimney  Sucess!

4th tower of the day on a fun weekend in Arches.


Diggler - Feb 16, 2012 11:42 am Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2012

wake-up call  Sucess!

My 2nd experience w/ the Entrada sandstone of Arches. Unprotected .6 face to gain top of pedestal seemed about right. Then came the off-width. Hardest "5.6" (climb rating given in Green's Moab's Best guide; Bjørnstad calls it a more reasonable (to me) .7+) off-width I might have ever done! Had a knee-bar in that mofo for awhile before I pulled the move! Some awkward squirming up that strange chimney over a few seeming death blocks, & finally stood on the top of the thing. Relieved to finally be done with the climb! 2 pieces for whole climb (4.5 Camalot is the money piece). Cool to do yet another desert spire, though, & some great views.


SarahThompson - Nov 7, 2010 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2010

Warmup climb  Sucess!

Climbed up the West Chimney in early morning to warm up for Owl Rock and Off-Balance Rock. Fun & easy.


heather14 - Nov 30, 2009 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

Fun Tower  Sucess!

Great climb w/Jamie & Aaron. Took a minute to find the right moves around the awkward bulge, but easy once you do. I actually didn't mind the chimney too much.


heather14 - Nov 30, 2009 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

W. Chimney  Sucess!

A fun climb w/Aaron and Jamie. The chimney was actually fun and not too bad for my claustraphobic self. Great views from the top!
I just hope I'm as rusty as Aaron one day!


shanahan96 - Nov 30, 2009 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

interesting chimney  Sucess!

climbed w/heather and aaron. it was awesome to finish this tower off after turning back in may with a lack of pro. it was great climbing this tower with you folks!



shanahan96 - Nov 30, 2009 11:58 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

hey rocky!  Sucess!

climbed this puppy w/aaron and heather. loved the short chimney climb in the waning afternoon light and the lovely, airy summit was superb!

aaron did a phenomenal job leading, especially around the rugged bulge halfway up! so much for being rusty my friend! :)



benjohnson - Jun 17, 2007 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2007

W. Chimney  Sucess!

Fun little tower to add to the "list"

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